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Why does my eyes get watery when I go outside under the sun? I don't look at the sun. 
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
In brief: Sensitivity
No good answer- some people are just sensitive to the sun.
Some have cataract which create a lot of glare and that glare can make some tear.

In brief: Sensitivity
No good answer- some people are just sensitive to the sun.
Some have cataract which create a lot of glare and that glare can make some tear.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
In brief: Sunlight can hurt
Although you may not be looking directly at the sun, the brightness can be almost painful - especially if you do not wear sunglasses.
If the pain does not go away after a few seconds, or occurs even in room light, you should see your eye doctor. This can sometimes be caused by inflammation of the eye (iritis), which should be treated with eye drops.

In brief: Sunlight can hurt
Although you may not be looking directly at the sun, the brightness can be almost painful - especially if you do not wear sunglasses.
If the pain does not go away after a few seconds, or occurs even in room light, you should see your eye doctor. This can sometimes be caused by inflammation of the eye (iritis), which should be treated with eye drops.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
In brief: Irritation
We call this "reactive epiphora" it is a natural reflex of the eye to stimulation and irritation.
The best way to combat this is to use sunglasses. Yes, please don't look at the sun!

In brief: Irritation
We call this "reactive epiphora" it is a natural reflex of the eye to stimulation and irritation.
The best way to combat this is to use sunglasses. Yes, please don't look at the sun!
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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